It’s been a couple of weeks since the badger cubs have emerged from the safety of the underground chambers and there have been some up’s and down’s.
I discovered a dead badger cub not far from the sett. A tiny little thing that probably died of natural causes. In a large litter it is unusual for the smaller cub to survive.
So far the weather has been kind to the cubs, it rained a lot in April allowing mum to feed well and have a good supply of milk. Now the weather has turned sunny and stream close to the sett has dried up, it means the cubs, who are becoming more adventurous and relying less on their mother’s milk, will have to travel further to the bigger brook to drink.
At the moment they are not leaving their mum’s or their babysitters side for a minute. A couple of nights ago we saw the mum trot passed through the undergrowth with one cub desperately running to keep up.